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good morning. it is wednesday, april 8th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." disturbing new video showing the moment a white police officer shoots an apparently unarmed black man in the back. this morning he is being charged with murder. the u.s. investigates a reported computer hack of president obama's personal information. are the russians behind it? plus love them or hate them, those creepy rob lowe ads are in a battle between two television titans. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds.
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>> our officer will be charged with murder. >> a south carolina cop charged in the shooting of an unarmed black man. >> we can't get my brother back but justice has been served. >> u.s. intelligence agencies are investigating what they say is a breach of white house computers by russian hackers. >> the nation's midsection was pounded with flash flooding. >> 50 million people with a threat for severe weather. >> flames raging from the top of an office building in l.a. with a ladder they rescued a husband and wife. >> power outages across the nation's capitol triggered by a substation substation in maryland. the white house and capitol going dark. >> rand paul is hitting the ground running. he came out swicks as he launched his campaign. >> the washington machine must be stopped. >> based on getting a heist at a safety deposit center in london's jewelry quarter.
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they're still trying to determine how much was take. >> road rage. a man is waving a chainsaw. >> all that -- >> duke has done it again. for the tenth time they are the champions. >> -- and all that matters -- >> i've been hoping tiger to have a comeback. i'm not expecting it. how can you expect it? >> he's ready to team up this weekend at the masters. >> i worked my [ bleep ] off. >> i don't think we're going to escape it. it's forever. >> burger king announced they're going to pay for a wedding between a real couple mr. burger and miss king. however, their whole wedding night will be about in and out. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning."
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we begin with a white police officer accused of murdering a black man in south carolina. he was charged tuesday after a video of the incident came out. we should warn you the images are disturbing. it shows the officer firing his gun eight times and shooting the man in the back as he ran away. >> officer michael slager's case is the latest in a series of racially charged police shootings around the country. vicente arenas is in south carolina where it happened. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. michael slager remains in the jail behind me but that hasn't silenced the public's response to that dramatic cell phone video. and later this morning protesters are expected to gather to demand justice for walter scott. the dramatic cell phone video captured saturday morning shows 50-year-old walter scott running away from officer michael slager. the 33-year-old officer fires eight shots into scott's back. the father of four falls to the
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ground. as he lie motionless the officer is heard on the video. >> i thought that my brother was gunned down like an animal. it was just unbelievable to me to see that. >> the amateur video paint as different picture than the one that first emerged saturday. >> 1080 on foot. >> reporter: police say officer slager pulled scott over for a broken taillight. authorities say scott initially tried to run and the two fought over the taser. slager said he feared for his life. after the shooting slager can be seen picking something up off the ground. he then appears to drop an object near scott's body though it's not clear what it is. >> my nephew who arrived on the scene first, he said that he's gone, and when he said he's gone i'm like that absolutely
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can't be true that he's gone from a traffic stop. i said that can't be true. >> reporter: an hour after city officials saw the footage, north charleston mayor keith sumi announced slager would be charged with murder. >> when you're wrong, you're wrong, and if you made a bad decision, i don't care if you were behind the shield or just a citizen on the street you have to live by that decision. >> reporter: late tuesday slager was denied bail. if convicted, the officer who had been on the force for five years could face the death penalty. >> what he took away was a member of our whole community and it was taken away because he didn't think anybody would care or that he would get caught. >> reporter: slager's attorney released a statement saying this was a tragic event. he also said he believes the officer followed the proper policies and procedures of the north charleston police department. that attorney, though has since
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withdrawn from the case. norah? >> vicente, thank you. >> disturbing on so many levels on so many levels. how did it happen? it seems like the officer could run to catch him. we're going to talk with rikki klieman about it. i think of the family who keeps seeing this over and over again, but i think it's important to show the tape so you can see the discrepancy. >> you mentioned rikki klieman, our legal analyst. she's going to come back and talk about this and actually whether the prosecutors would have filed charges without this video, without this evidence. >> if someone uses a weapon like this, were they in danger? when you're running away it's difficult. >> very upsetting to watch. rikki klieman as we said will be here at 7:30. we're just getting word of an atackle on american troops in afghanistan. they opened fire. reports say three u.s. troops were wounded.
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soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker. day two of the jury deliberation begins this morning in the boston marathon bombing trial. the jury is determining whether dzhokhar tsarnaev is guilty of the charges. they deliberated for seven hours yesterday and submitted two questions to the judge. he's expected to answer them this morning. dzhokhar tsarnaev will enter the sensinge sentencing phase with the same jury. he could face the death penalty. the white house computers were breached. federal agencies are investigating the hachlkt bill plante is at the white house with the damage from the sophisticated attack. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the white house officials say the hack took place last fall. they won't say who they think did it but sources tell us id did come from russia. the white house has two computer systems. one handles classified information and they say that
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one was not touched. the breach was in the unclassified system. >> there's always vulnerability. you know the fact that we that's why we have a classified system. there's less risk on the unclassified system. >> deputy national security adviser ben rhodes would not get into specifics about reports that the russians were behind the hacks of the white house's unclassified system last year. that system contains unclassified but nonpublic information including the president's unpublished schedule. the reported hack happened during a tense time between the white house and the kremlin when president obama and russian president putin were at odds over moscow's involvement in ukraine. cbs news senior national security analyst juan zarate. >> it is a demonstration that the russians are willing to up the ante in the cyber games against the united states and they're willing to demonstrate their capabilities against the white house itself the center
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of american power. >> reporter: last october officials confirms that suspicious cyber activity was detected on the white house computer network and that was around the same time the state department system was compromised. accordinging to reports that's how hackers slipped into the white house system. >> the reality is russia china, and other competitive nation states have at their command impressive and potentially detrimental cyber tools, and they're willing to use them. >> reporter: the information they got was believe not to be critical but the white house system is like all government networks a daily target from both foreign and national. james clapper the director of national intelligence told the senate committee the russian cyber attack was more severe than previously assessed. >> thank you. the light this morning are back on at the nation's capitol. portions lost power yesterday
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including white house and the capitol. they say that's no evidence of illicit activity. julianna goldman has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they traced it back to a substation like this in southern maryland but its ripple effects were felt across the nation's capitol capitol. minutes into maria harf's daily briefing the lights went out. soon a trusty iphone saved the day. even oprah couldn't keep the lights on for the dedication of maya angelou. >> maya's forever stamp. >> reporter: the generators kicked in. >> i was with the president and he did not kick in. >> reporter: they said 2,400
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customers in d.c. reported outages. 13 metro stations in the d.c. metro area switched to a backup generator. a little light in moving cars but no moving elevators or escalators. >> beats the gym. >> reporter: at george washington university students flowed out of darkened buildings, and downtown the outages snarled traffic and closed museums. it all happened because these insulators fell on a transmission line and caused a shortage in the voltage. but how a system 50 miles away could throw them into darkness is a major concern. >> the critical infrastructures are fragile. we don't know the true vulnerabilities. try to mitigate them as best we can but it causes me great concern. >> there had been concerns about hackers targeting the power grid, but, again, officials say there are no indications of any
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malicious activity here. gayle, most of the major outages were cleared. >> thank you. oprah said it was really eerie. the lights went out and i just kept talking. >> when i heard the lights went out at the state department and the briefing room it worried me. >> it worried me. what does it mean. luckily it didn't mean a lot. we thank you again. millions of americans are bracing for the possibility of thunderstorms, hail and tornados today. a fast moving storm in st. louis caused flash flooding. it stranded cars in streets and parking lots. lightning flashed ads hail pounded outside the city. meteorologist matt brickman is tracking more severe weather. good morning. >> good morning. much of the same part of the
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country under the threat of severe weather again. warm air aloft should hold off things until later on this afternoon or evening but when those storms get under way, we'll see damaging wind large hail, and a chance for isolated tornadoes. you can see things really cranking up this weekend. then as we get in to tomorrow the storm chance moves eastward through chicago with a chance of severe weather on thursday afternoon. by thursday night, that rain arriving along the east coast. in fact, there's a chance for severe weather out in the philadelphia and baltimore into the day on friday. charlie? >> matt, thanks. this morning rand paul brings his newly informed presidential campaign to new hampshire. he meepts with voters in the state with the first presidential primary. nancy cordes is in louisville where paul kicked off his campaign on tuesday by calling himself a different kind of republican. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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being different has its pluses and its minuses. it sets him apart in a very gop field but it also leaves him open to attacks within his own party, and they've already started. >> we've come to take our country back. >> no sooner had paul announced his bid, then this ad began airing against him, paid for by a conservative group. >> he doesn't understand the threat. >> the ad was about paul's support for negotiations with iran. the senator and eye sur jon responding on iran. paul's anti-interventionist views put him at odds with gop hawks. >> i say the phone records of law abiding citizens are none of their damn business. >> but those positions have also won paul a loyal fan base.
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>> is senator paul the first senator you've take rchn an interest in? these kbrads took a bus to hear him speak. >> i think his thoughts on nsa are critical. >> paulas out his views in a series of 17 videos posted on u tube. >> i bleen you have a right to privacy. i do not support amnesty. >> reporter: on stage tuesday he argued for a broader republican party. >> i see in america where criminal justice is applied equally and any law that disproportionately incarcerates people of color is repealed. >> reporter: paul's detractors argue he's a niche candidate. he argues it's the party that needs to change, not him, and that the party needs to try to
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reach out to more minorities and young voters if it's going to be successful in 2016 gayle. >> all right. thank you, nancy. this morning the national transportation safety board is investigating the wreckage of a small plane that crashed on the way home from the ncaa championship game. all seven people on board died when the aircraft went down early tuesday morning in illinois. dean reynolds showed us how this accident is a tragedy for a college community. >> reporter: this small plane went down in a small bean field. it was a one-hour flight due northwest that departed indianapolis international airport on monday. scheduled to land at the central illinois regional airport in bloomington. >> we know that the aircraft made a turn away from that predetermined course to the runway. >> reporter: the plane dropped off the radar and missed the runway by 2 1/2 miles.
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>> no tail left wing right ring. both engines, both propellers were located. >> reporter: thomas hileman had 12 years of commercial pilot experience. andy butler and woodrow jason jones were among the victims. scott bitner offered his airplane for the group to travel to the baseball game. 64-year-old terry staylow was an owner of a pub near the university. two university staff were also killed. aaron leetch was deputy director of athletics and torey . for "cbs this morning," dean reynolds, chicago. >> and for the third straight season connection is the queen
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of women's college basketball. >> absolutely remarkable. a third consecutive national title. >> the huskies beat notre dame 63-53 in last night's title game. it's the tenth championship for uconn coach gino auriemma and it days him with john wooden for the most wins in ncaa history. congrat to huskies and to geno. >> he certainly knows what hi's doing. nice guy too. a crucial call from the ncaa championship game is facing new scrutiny this morning. >> drive it in. tries to scoop it. doesn't fall. its going to duke. >> did it touch his finger right there? >> i think it did. >> the referee made an out-of-bounds call but gave it to duke instead of wisconsin with less than two seconds left. the play was not changed.
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on one. why he considers it a public good morning everyone i'm ukee washington. we have cooler temperatures today. the lets check with katie in the weather center good morning. >> good morning, ukee. that is the biggest story would i say because we will keep wet wetter from yesterday intermittent round of rain drizzle, some showers, but not a wash out. that is what is being reflected on storm scan three at this hour but many are just stuck in cloud cover. sun shane will be at a premium today and because we have more northeasterly component, it is that classic on shore flow which keeps us much much cooler. it is just dreary, chilly outside and that will be the theme, tonight as well as tomorrow, but there is a nice surge on the thermometer coming our way for friday. it is damp but weekend is
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looking promising. >> looking forward to that, thanks katie. good morning. you won't be looking forward to rush hour because it is sprinkled all over the map. lets talk about the 42 freeway. forty-two traveling north bound we got rid of the accident approaching 295 but still slow making your way approaching 295 and throughout the area walt whitman bridge. talk about slow look at i-95 rush hour in full swing southbound out of the northeast down through center city. northbound not doing much better. anticipate delays on the schuylkill, 422, the usual. >> lets do it at 7:55. up next this morning high steaks heist in one of the world's most famous jewelry district. we're on the cw
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a breakthrough deal to limit iran ice nuclear program. >> it requires iran to not enrich weapons grade for 15 years. >> reduce the number of centrifuges from about 19,000 to 1,600. >> dismantle the nuclear reacteder which is another path to the bomb. >> the agreement calls for strict u.n. inspections. >> and they must downgrade their official statement of bilge raj from death to america to hemorrhoids and bunions to america. that's the final -- welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming all this half hour a fallout after a video shows a pliev who opened fire on a suspect in south carolina. rikki klieman is in our toyota green room. she will weigh in on the fast action to charge the officer
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with murder. plus thieves make off with up to $3 million in an elaborate london robbery. gold diamonds and jewelry were stolen from safety deposit boxes. how investigators believe they pulled off the high end heist. >> sounds like a move. cbs boston says police in tewksbury were forced to play a ransom to cyber terrorists. hackers demanded in $500 in bitcoin to unlock police fires they encrepted. even computer specialists from the fb i could not pay the ran millimeter. they paid the ran some to get their files open. no information was stolen or compromised. having to go through that. only four in ten callers to the agency toll line are getting through to real person. the number of courtesy disconnect whs andiskekt
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disconnect disconnects when they reach and overload has reached 5,000 this year. >> the group is worth nearly $70 mill in the biggest merger this year. shell said the deal would boost its oil and gas preserves by 25%. the record says water conservaton efforts in california plunged in january. that's less than any other month since officials began tracking conservation efforts last summer. the water-board said 135 communities will be asked to cut water consumption by 35%. that includes big water users like beverly hills and newport beach. >> and the st. louis post dispatch made history by i lengthing two additional black city members to the city council. winning candidate ella jones watched the returns come in.
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it will increase to three of the six seats. until tuesday the major and five council members were white in the largely black suburbs. hundreds of voters have registered since the august shooting of an unarmed black teenager. south carolina officials have announced murder charges of a's why police officer just one hour after seeing him through video shoot a black man in the back. he was apparently unarmed. officer michael sleigher is being held this morning without bail. cbs legal analyst rikki klieman is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> where do we start? >> i think where we start is the video is the telling evidence. if you did not have this telling video, would this police officer be behind bar this morning? highly unlikely. you've about got a charge with murder based on the fact that a bystander took the video and the video not only appears to be
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unambiguous but it records the murder somewhat looks like of a man who is fleeing away and then the possibility which makes it worse is that it looks like the officer goes back to pick up something and then drops it by the body of the person he has just shot. he has shot him eight times. >> the speculation is that might be the taser. >> the taser. the police officer has tasered him and when he makes the call the suspect is down and he says he took my taser. now, i understand there's a presmgs of innocence because everyone is entitled to it. but nonetheless, when we see this, if we are not fun damon tally disturbed, then there's something wrong with us. >> is there anything that could have justified based on what we see on the tape? >> not for what we see on the tape. it was a traffic stop for the broken taillight. there was a bit of a scuffle, there's no doubt about that. but if you watch this man run
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away for heaven's sake that cop could have run after this man. he could have walked after this man at the speed the officer was going. >> his defense attorney quit. >> his defense attorney quit. we don't know why. it doesn't look good but it could have been for a thousand reasons. >> the supreme court has uphead that an officer may use it but only when it pose as serious threat of death to a police officer. >> very well red and understood. yes, of course he has a right to use deadly force but only under those circumstances. >> this was a traffic stop. >> right. for a taillight. there's nothing we see in the video that leads us to believe at this point in time that there was ever a threat of danger to that officer or others. >> rickkki, thank you. this morning scotland yard
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is trying to track down tleevs from a heist. up to $3 million could have been stolen from people's safety deposit boxes. charlie d'agata is at the scene of the crime in london's hatton garden. good morning. >> reporter: it's the scene of what might have been the biggest high. they believe they may have drilled through the walls, went down an elevator shaft got into the vaults without triggering alarms and got away scot-free. hat-on-garden is the heart of the diamond district and thieves drilled right through it. jewelers are counting up the costs although some of the contents weren't the kind declared on any legal documents. >> it's private. we don't want to disclose all
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that. >> reporter: they call down the flying squad. john o'connor said the first place they'll be looking is close to home. >> you're looking for somebody who turn as blind eye, somebody who opens the doors, in fact literally opens doors, somebody who gives information about the alarm system. somebody who gives the layout of the building. >> somebody on the inside. >> someone with intimate knowledge of the vault. installed in 1949 -- >> they now headed to the strong room available to every jeweler merchant in the district. >> burglarproof until last weekend and o'connor said it won't be just the police hunting town the bandits it's a very secretive industry down there, so this is a smack in the eye to the security and the safety and the confidentiality of hatton garden in my view because a lot of
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secrets are going to have to be shared. >> now we get the very latest from scott lachbd yard. they have begun a slow and painstaking process of forensic examination photographing the scene and collecting evidence. they say that process should take two days. further they believe that between 60 and 70 boxes were broken into during the burg rary. norah? >> charlie, thank you so much. tiger woods said he's ready to win the masters for the first time in a decade. he's back in the tournament after missing last year's due to a back injury. woods told reporters he spent all of that time practicing. >> i worked my ass off. that's the easiest way to try to describe it. i worked hard. people would never understand how much work i put into this to come back and do it again. i want to win. the whole idea is to prepare to do that. i feel like my game is finally again.
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>> woods said two solid practice rounds convinced him to enter the masters. las vegas odds makers say he's a 40 40:1 shot to win. his kids were out there and girlfriend lindsey vonn. >> that's the best thing to hear. >> that's it. guess what everybody. you can the watch the matters here on cbs. it begins on saturday and concludes on sunday. >> a tradition. >> unlike any other. you can see highlights tomorrow and friday at 11:30 p.m. here on cbs. we have to move along, norah. >> geez. i thought i was doing a nice job. >> i'm rob lowe and i have directv. >> and i'm crazy harry rob lowe and i have cable. >> ahead why these hugely
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the rec center watching folks swim. >> i'm waiting forever for them to show up. e i hope it's not a girl or a guy. >> my kids were always fighting over what to watch but that's their step dad's problem now. >> reporter: but on tuesday a consumer watchdog group called on directv to pull the commercials off the air. they claim they have better signal reliability than cable and shorter customer service wait times be u the national advertising division of the better better better business bureau say those statements are unsupported. >> it's a great campaign. people are talking about it. it's entertaining people and it's working. let's run it until we get the cease and desist. >> they respond the whole rob
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. lets get over to katie and i thought yesterday was crummy but now cold too and raining. >> we have the worst for another day and we have a couple, and next few. that is the thing thaw dent see on storm scan. northeast wind flow has taken over again. we have these pockets of showers, they are very very scattered in nature, and generally still off to a dry start here outside lower merion high school in ardmore. 41 degrees chilly beginning and breeze to go witt. and that will stick with us today, tonight tomorrow, much below average in terms of these temperatures with the the cloud rain drizzle off and on but it is big dividends
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here by this weekend. much nicer wet ter look ahead to. cannot say the same for traffic. >> schuylkill expressway jammed solid, out of the area from king of prussia as a result of this accident here. notice vehicle turn in the horizontal position blocking left-hand lane. emergency teams are on the the scene and only the the shoulder is just barely getting by. eastbound 76, right by conshohocken we have a westbound gaper delay on top of rush hour, this is delay that lies behind that incident stay with us on the cw philly we will have more for sure. >> thank you. >> next update 8:25. next up, this morning serious concerns about climate change, your local news continues on this the cw philly.
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it's wednesday, april 8, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president obama tells dr. jon lapook how climate change inspired it. but first here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> michael slager remains in the jail behind me, but that hasn't silenced the public's response to the dramatic video. >> if you did not have this video, would this police officer be behind bar this morning? highly unlikely. >> the white house officials say the hack took place last fall. the sources tell us that it did come from russia. >> the officials have traced the outages the a substation like this in southern maryland, but
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the effects were felt across the nation's capital. >> when the winds get under way we'll see a chance for tornados and hail. >> it also leaves him open to an attacks within his own party. >> there are unconfirmed reports that these drillthieves drilled through the walls. >> they're downright disturbing. while they say they're meant to be amusing they're also being called misleading. >> they no longer want long customer lines outside of their store. they figured out how to solve that problem. they're going release a $5,000 watch. this morning ice "eye opener" at 8:00 can presents by subway. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. a white south carolina police officer is in jail this morning. he is accused of murdering a
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black man. the charges are packed up by disturbing eyewitness video. the video shows officer michael slager shootle walter scott in the back. >> two had struggled before the shooting began. the officer said scott took hi taser and he believed his life was in danger. this morning player is in the hospital with knife woublds. chris copeland of the nind pacers was stabbed in the abdomen in a nightclub brawl overnight. his wife and another were slashed. the attacker was arrested. others were arrested on charges of interfering with police. the white house is launching a new effort to help americans protect their health from the
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effects of climate change. the initiative focuses heavily on asthma and allergies. chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook spoke with president obama on the impacts of the health. >> mr. president, most don't connect it with their own personal health. why do you think that is? >> because it's not as obvious as some of the environmental issues of the past and with climate change and rising temperatures some of the effects are slow in registering in the minds of the public. but what we know is this. the planet is getting warmer. the science is indisputable. as springs and summers stretch out, allergies are increased. that's going have an impact on people's as ma for example. >> when i have a patient come in to my office with as ma they're wheezing. >> of course. >> they don't want to hear of a
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long-term solution. you have two daughters, two teenagers. are you thinking long term because of them? >> you know malia early on when she was young had as ma,thma and we had to visit the emergency room once. we had good health insurance and we had the capacity to really knock it out early so that over time she was able to not have to carry an inhaler around. she still has allergies that have to be monitored. so i'm a dad like everybody else. i've seen how scary it is when your kid comes up to you, your 4-year-old, and says i'm having trouble breathing. >> even if you're the president of the united states. >> even if you're the president of the united states. it's nerve-racking. >> why now. >> he's having this multi-pronged attack. i think it's because he realizes you're going to have any kind of climate change go through.
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>> it's interesting they're connecting it to our personal health. >> what he's doing is taking it right to the people and he's saying -- he said to me at the end. you didn't see it on the tape. change happens from the top down, not the bottom up. most people think of polar bears, melting fwlasiers, something happening on the other stied of the planet that it's not happening to them. he's trying to say it does a affect people's health? >> how so. >> asthma has been on the increase. chikungunya and dengue are in southern florida. they never used to be that far north. there are climate changes that are happening a and a lot of experts saying this affects not only our health but these illnesses. >> i was looking at the monitors. i wondering if we needed to look at the president's health but they were just props. thank you, jon.
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this morning alaskan airlines is apologizeing for kick elizabeth off of the plane. airline employees approached her when she put on her surgical maf tock avoid the germs. she said they asked the family to get off the plane because she did not have her doctor's formal permission to fly. >> i have multiple myeloma. you're taking me off the airplane because i don't have a doctor doctor's note saying i can fly and i'm being removed as if i'm a criminal. my family's being forcibly removed from an airplane because i have cancer. >> very unusual story. alaskan airlines refunded their tickets and recovered the cost of an extra night in a hotel. a slice of music history is in new hands. ♪ bye-bye miss american pie drove my chevy to the levy, buter
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levee was dry ♪ ♪ this will be the day that i die ♪ >> an anonymous bidder paid $1.2 million and the notes include lyrics left out of right here in studio 57. >> what is it about "american pie?" >> it's a phenomenon you know. it's one of those chemical things. the record had some effect on people and i had been thinking about making a large song to close my show. whatever the songs were it would all come to this one american conclusion. >> "american pie" runs more than eight minutes. it's along the longest song. >> a lot of americans know all the words. we're not going to do that. we have our hands on the new
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not everybody has an idea how to handle their retirement money. according to voya the sponsor of this segment, nearly 50% have saved less than $49,000. in this morning's installment of our "eye on money" series cbs business analyst jill schlesinger is here. good morning to you, jill. >> good morning.
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>> the report says 60% say they're worried about running out of money. how much do you need and how do you determine how much you need? >> everyone's got to start by crunching the numbers. it's got to be you need to figure out what you're spending today. a lot of people freak out with that. in those numbers what you try to do is say what am i going to spend today, what sources of income will i have in the future. will i have social security will i have a pension. and if there's a gap between what you need and what's coming in you'll have to get that from your portfolio or your savings. here's a critical issue. for every million dollar you save it's only going to generate about 30 to $35,000 a year. >> who is saved a million yunion dollars? >> a lots of people are. >> really? >> there are. >> who. >> a lot of people are doing it. they start early. that is the key. >> it is interesting to hear that half of americans don't have a 401(k) or an i.r.a.
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remind even. i remember when i started working i don't need a 401(k). i'm not making enough money. somebody said to me whatever you can put away. it's almost free money if you get a company match. >> absolutely. we encourage people to put in up to the company match you can put a lot of money away into a 401(k). we want you to do it slowly and surely but you can put up to an $18,000 contribution. if you're over 50 you can put in 6,000 for 24 grand total. it's not going to happen all at once. >> and it reduces your taxable income? >> it does. the reality is early is better. >> and it grows. >> it does. >> it's hard when you're living paycheck to paycheck. what's the biggest mistake people make in retirement besides getting ready? >> not running the numbers but
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claiming social security benefit taos early. you know, if you've got enough benefits to claim retirement benefits you can claim as early as age 62, if you do so you permanently reduce your benefit and if you have a nonworking spouse theirs is also. we want you to wait to your full retirement age, 65 to 67 depending when you were born and if you wage to age 70 max it out. the huge caveat. you have to live long enough. if you tell me when you going die, i will tell you when to file benefits. >> what about long-term care insurance? >> that's a huge issue because a lot of impeachment mistakenly believe that medicare is going to cover long-term care and according to the government 70% of those over the age of 65 will need some long-term care. >> i didn't know this. >> medicare does not cover. what covers it is medicaid. people who have somewhere between 300,000 and $2 million,
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especially couples, should look into at least pricing some minimum coverage on long-term care. it can eat into your retirement nest egg and leave you depleted. >> thanks a lot. do you have questions for jill about retirement? she'll take your questions right now. #beready. >> i have a question. when can i retire? >> five minutes from now i'll let you know. >> no time soon ms. o'donnell-tracy. >> we're getting a look at the new apple watch. look. charlie's got one on. >> i'm borrowing it. >> we'll show you the new features and the down side of what's now the hottest thing in wearable tech. >> charlie rose model of the day. that's next on cbs. >> i found my thing. >> so versatile. >> reporter: this morning's "eye on money" sponsored by voya financial. change the way you think of retirement.
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we've been working incredibly hard for a long time on an entirely new product, and we believe this product will redefine what people expect from its category. seven months ago tim cook announced it. the apple watch is close to
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reaching stores. it's the firth product line since the ipad. preordering will begin friday. it's leased april 24th. but scott stein brought us one this morning. he's a senior editor with our partners at cnet. good morning. >> good morning. >> tell us all about it. >> not even knows specifically what this is. what it really is a hybrid between a super type of an ipod. you know when we used to have ipods to listen to music, it's like that with the ability to act with sim bee yachtic connection to your phone. and the third part is fitness. it's a fitness tracker to compete with the best fitness trackers out there. >> what is the best feature? >> i think it's a tossup between -- i'm going to get messages tall time to show this off. the fitness app is nicely done. i think it's the best on the smart watch. i think the fact that this gets easy to use message responses. it's got great disdickation
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capabilities and you can respond to phone calls. the design is nice the watch faces are fun. the question is do you need all of that in addition to a phone. >> mm-hmm. >> how close does it have to be to your smartphone? >> it actually uses bluetooth so it's about 30 feet but it cleverly uses wi-fi as well, something you don't see in other watches. so throughout your home and office you can use it as long as your phone is on but you need your phone to be on. >> isn't there a huge appetite for wearable technology you know? >> there is. and people are a little unsure whether to get one. maybe it's for fitness and they're not sure they want too get into the watch area. i think what apple is doing smartly is they're fusing those a lot smarter than others have to keep pace with the rest of the fitness market and can introduce apps that cover the entire gamut. >> apple's in a good place as the world's richest company. is this a risk for them?
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>> i think it's a big risk. down the road no, but in the immediate, it's experimenting in territory people may be uncomfortable with and it's different type of interface and it's a price that is higher for them than maybe anything else. they may want to buy an ipad or -- >> they've got three price ranges on this particular watch. >> they do. to go to the entry level, it's ipod level and it's not too bad. it's where people want to go. >> what is the price? >> $350, or 3$399 for those two aluminum model and then you have the steel and then the gold which we won't get into. >> where do they need improvement? >> i think battery life is one. it last as day. >> that doesn't seem so bad. >> to others it seems not that bad. i've worn watches that have lasted longer and i like wearing it overnight. >> thank you so much. author jennifer weiner is in
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our toyota green good morning everyone i'm ukee washington. frightening moments for mayoral candidate, lynn abraham last night just a few minutes in tuesday's mayoral debate. state senator anthony hardy williams answered a question, abraham collapsed on the stage at kimmel center. former d.a. laid motion less for several seconds but was later helped off stage to a doctor. abraham is currently attending a mayoral breakfast forum in olde city. >> katie has your forecast, good morning. >> definitely a dreary start to the morning chilly too. we have more breezing for us out there. it is a totally different day. even by comparison, feature wet weather, new we have a chill. we have northeast component to the wind flow.
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while storm scan may be empty locally there are signs of life off to the west here. eventually additional round of showers, light rain and drizzle, it is in the raining, breezy, and cloudy andreas i, high no better than 49, dropping do 43. still stuck with basically exact same thing tomorrow. come tomorrow a surge on the thermometer but we will dodge showers and probably some locally strong to severe thunderstorms too. but weekend looks awesome. vittoria, over to you. >> good morning everyone. >> i wish i could say that the roads were awesome but they are really just slow, sluggish and awful. traveling on the schuylkill, net thinks activity on the eastbound side of 76 not too far from conshohocken about a mile. eastbound we have had an earlier accident push to the shoulder but damage is done. out in king of prussia down through to gladwynn is slow. westbound gaper delay on top of rush hour. i'll leave you with the ben franklin bridge. have give yourself some more in time. ukee. thank you, vittoria.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour best-selling author jennifer weiner. she's back in the toyota green room. her latest book is being called her best yet. love when that happens. we'll look at how all fall down hits home. plus it is a land that once held slaves in america. a tribute to their legacy. the plantation where knowledge grows by giving a voice to voiceless people. that is ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. actor james best with who played
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sheriff rosco coltrane appeared in dukes of hazard. he died monday. he also appeared in "gun smoke." james best was 88. >> nasa believes they'll have a definitive alien in the next 10 to 20 years. with clears to knowing where to look but nasa says don't expect little green men. they're talking about little microbes. and david cameron caused a bit of a p.r. when he was caught eating a hot dog with a knife and fork. he was slammed for not knowing how to eat a hot dog. >> this remind mess of jon stewart going after donald trump
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because he was eating pizza with a fork. >> do you believe you can eat a hamburger with a fork and knife? >> no. >> unless you take the bun off. >> that's why we get along. jennifer weiner is on the bestseller's list. fans in 36 countries over nearly 12 million copes. her latest book "all fall down" is about a mother and a wife who get hooks oninvestigatedget hooked on drugs. good morning. >> good morning. >> all fall down is being call yourd best book yet. >> and not just by nana. >> do you agree? >> yeah. you know when you write 11 books, at least if you're me, you don't want to keep doing the same thing over and over and over. you want to push yourself. i wanted to talk about obviously
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an important topic and go to damager places but also have some laughs in there. so i hope that's what i did. >> the difference is the darker? >> i'm sorry? >> the difference in this and why this is your best is how you've gone to the darker places. >> i don't know. i could have maybe written like a righteously funny book and they would have said that was my best book every. i don't know. maybe i'm peekaking at 45. >> issue had people tweet at me this book made me feel comfortable with my decision to ever have kids. i was like, yay? i think? >> ellie, 5 years old. she was a handful. an angry husband. a messy bedroom and a pill problem. >> pill problem. >> that's the darker place. >> that's where we went and it's a huge problem. one of te reasons i wrote this book is you can't pick up "people," the norm times, or
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yore your local paper and read about this. they take one vicodin and feel great or trade with their friends in the gym locker room. you've got xanax i've got oxy. let's make each other happy. >> you said the think about you jennifer that people say is you draw from your own personal life. >> mm-hmm. >> do you want to tell us about an issue you have? >> yeah. that was another -- >> you don't have a pill addiction. >> not personally at this moment, no but you know i did like many many people my life has been touched by the disease of addiction. my dad, who i -- my dad and my mom split up in this like hor imic burn the ground and salt the earth divorce when i was a teenager and i didn't see my dad for many many years in 2008 and my siblings and i learned he had been addicted to crack and addicted to heroin. >> and you had no idea. >> no idea. my dad was a doctor.
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here he is. my dad was a doctor. we lived in the suburbs. we went on vacation. we had a pool. it was the last thing. discovering it was really hard. it makes me think how you do get from here to there rngs how do you get to a life that looks like everyone wants to dieing in a bathroom. it was awful. >> how do you write. >> how do you -- what's your writing process like? >> well i love this question because it reminds me of james lipton inside the actor's studio where he asked everyone what is your process in the exact same voice whether you're meryl streep or j.lo. for me i was a newspaper reporter before my first book came out. the idea of sitting down and writing feels very natural to me because i used to have to write five stories a day and school lunches. hot dogs tater tots applesauce, milk. >> you have a special place. >> i do.
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i have a special place. stephen king talks about after he became successful he bought the big desk and he put it in the big room and it was at the center of the whole house and became addicted to cocaine, i think, and drank a lot and basically decideded he needed to right-size that and put right writing the context of his family and that's the most important thing. that really resonated with me. so i write in my closet. >> in your closet. >> yes. it's a big closet. it's a giant, giant closet. like i think the house was designed for sarah jessica park aenld they got me instead. that deaf success where a normal lady would probably do her makeup and that's where i write. >> the other exciting thing back to this being your best work ever. it's the first time that it's reviewed in the norm times. >> it finally happened. >> go you. >> go me right? it was a real thrill after years of sort of banging on their door and saying you need to cover more women review more women,
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have more women reviewers. i was thrilled that they reviewed my book but i was thrilled also the vita counts came out yesterday. this is a group that counts on a lot of big deal magazines newspapers, how many women get reviewed. this is the first ever the new york book review had more women than men and that's huge for all of us. >> that's an important point. >> it's a good thing. >> congratulations. >> thank you very very much. >> congratulations to you. jennifer agnes winer. oh my god, gayle. really? really? >> yes, agnes, really. >> you wound me. >> your family gave it to you. we didn't make it up. >> i know. thank you. >> the paperback version of "all fall down" available where you buy your books. i tell people when they say why is a white man involved in this, i'll say, well, don't you remember it was a white man who
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york city. this morning tickets go on sale at the observatory at the tippy top. visitors will see new york from nearly 1,200 feet from the ground. tickets are $32 for adults but admission will be free for family members of those who died on september 11th and those who worked in the rescue and recovery effort. the first museum in america dedicated entirely to slavery opened just a few months ago. michelle miller traveled there and found new information about not only the plantation her her own history. good morning. >> the whitney plantation looms as a stark remainder that our nation was built on the backs of slaves. it's a tough part of our history to remember but one man is investing a fortune to bring it all back to life. this house is full of secrets. >> they would sleet on pal lets
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on the floor. >> reporter: beneath whitewashed ceilings and quiet gardens, a dark history unfolds. tourists peer into cages where slaves were beaten. statues of black children stare back at them. in this sanctuary, memorializing the harsh reality of slavery, one figure seems out of place. 77-year-old john cummings. >> most people operate on ready, aim, fire, and i always operate on redady, fire and an aim. >> reporter: 16 years ago the new orleans native and trial lawyer jump at the chance to buy this plantation without knowing what he was getting into. >> what didn't you know? >> the slave part. i saw some of the -- some of the inventories from successions and i was looking, man, 40 people just traded like cattle? and so then i discovered the old
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histories and that's when the light went on. >> i got something here. >> i've got a great injustice here. >> cummings decided to dedicate the entire plantation to the slave perspective. he spent $8 million of his own money collecting antiques and commissioning art. the vacant whitney started coming back to life. >> i tell people when they say, well, why is a white man involved in this. i'll say, well don't you remember it was a white man who caused all of this. >> here we honor the memory of 107,000 people. >> reporter: to give it a voice, cummings hired this historian. >> it's just amazing how these people -- >> reporter: he culled diaries and inventories from an auction and estate sale. he found more than 100,000 names of slaves trade and sold through
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the louisiana territory. each name is etched into these walls. >> there's no order. there was a conclusion there. it was the lives of the slaves. you have african names, french names, spanish names. >> next to those names are the narratives of the slaves themselves. >> it doesn't mean much but we make them talk as a way for us to give them a voice because these people were voiceless people. >> one overthe voiceless, the powerless was a slave girl named anna who had a child named victor. victor was born a slave but the records show he is the son of her white slave owner's brother. victor's great granddaughter is 82-year-old cybil morialle. >> wi didn't talk about it. >> did they try to save you from it? >> i don't know if it was shame or they wanted to save us, they didn't want to inflict a sad
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story on us. but it was sort of affirmed that my slavery ancestry was real and it was only three generations ago. >> morialle only recently learned of her direct lineage, of her connection to the whitney, and of victor's legacy beyond slavery. >> he bought land and farmed it. so he overcame that life. and then the next generation did better, and the next generation did better, and then i'm -- my generation educated successful. >> morialle was a civil rights worker, a college vice president, and the first black, first lady of new orleans. but i already knew that. i married her son, mark. >> how did you feel after you brought all of this together here? >> i felt that i had given you my family, the ancestry in
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color. >> so my children now know. >> they now know. >> that their great, great, great, great grandmother -- >> -- was an african slave. >> knowing can be freeing, but most often here it is painful. one of the last sights are these sculpted heads, replicas of 60 men beheaded for their role in a local slave revolt more than 200 years ago. but comings wants people to realize we aren't that far removed. >> you look at the papever and you see that some militant group has decapitated a french journalist. we wonder what kind of barbarians codo that. we did that. americans. we did that. americans with white skin. we did that. >> do you feel guilty? >> no. only if i don't do what i'm doing right now. over half of the people coming
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here cry, and i cry. >> you still cry. >> i do. and proud of it. it affects me. the injustice is there. you really can't do anything about it to change it but maybe you can change some of the effects of it. and that's what i think i'm doing. >> just accepting that history can do that? >> owning it. >> perhaps john's most important point is that we even today are still living with the effects of slavery. poverty, illiteracy, and crime. he's on a campaign not only to provide quality education in his state in louisiana, but he thinks it's really important that everyone who can go to college and who can afford it gets to go. >> gets to go. >> for free. >> what a story.
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oh, my gosh. >> this morning i asked myself when i looked aet that story and the first story we saw today. >> in south carolina. >> and ask is there a connection today. >> that's a question we all have to ask ourselves each and every one of us. then it opens us to the possibility of, you know what our beliefs are, certainly what our biocease are. it's a question we all should ask. >> really. giving voice to the voices and spending 8$8 million of his own money is a commitment. very touched by him. and you interviewing your mother-in-law. >> love her. i really do. she's amazing. >> she feels the same about you. >> thank you for that story. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. philadelphia police continue their search for three men who abduct a jewelry store worker. investigators have released new clearer video, this is it right here of what they say is kidnapper's van. police say it is that maroon ford van with white markings on the side. investigators are also asking for more surveillance video preferably where you can make out the license plate number. right now i want to get forecast with katie, we lost the heat but keeping the rain. >> we are, yes. it is not the best situation, certainly we have got that dreary, just outlook here today, tonight and tomorrow courtesy of a back door cold front keeping us in that flow and folks at the shore know
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what that is all about. breezy dreary conditions visible on storm scan three where we are stuck in the clouds. sun will be so limited and you can see wet weather just off to the -- pent up off to the west and southwest. we will see these round, of showers and drizzle moving through but that could happen anytime. today's high no better than 40's. dropping it down to 40 degrees tonight. more of the same tomorrow. surge tomorrow friday and comes with the price of showers and locally strong or severe thunderstorm but it all looks good for the weekend vittoria. >> good morning everyone. so vine street expressway doesn't look awful, we are taking a look at vine not too far from broad street. little difficult to see here. even though we are experiencing minor delays around broad vine is loosening up. i cannot say the same traveling on the schuylkill expressway 95, 476 speed sensors in the teens, 11 on i-95. big time out of the northeast down to the vine, usual stuff. eighteen on the schuylkill, heavy delays around 476 on the
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schuylkill expressway as a result of the earlier accident, westbound pennsylvania turnpike slow traveling east on 422, and in southampton we have closure of second street pike at bristol because of an accident so these are two alternates, erika. >> that is "eyewitness news" for now talk philly is coming up at noon on cbs-3.
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